Researchers at The University of Western Australia are part of a team which has investigated the remarkable drinking habits of Australia’s Thorny Devil lizard (Moloch horridus) – and it’s a fascinating insight into desert survival.
The UWA Institute of Agriculture released its Annual Research Report 2015 to the agriculture industry and scientific community today.
It is the ninth annual report since The UWA Institute of Agriculture (IOA) was re-established, and provides an overview of how IOA is serving agriculture and the management of natural resources through research, education and training in a regional, national and international context.
Engineers at The University of Western Australia’s Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering School (CEME) are using the expertise gained in the offshore oil and gas industry to help test the effectiveness of offshore artificial reefs (OARs) being deployed around Australia, including one earmarked for the waters off Rottnest Island.
The aim of the artificial reefs is to establish a sustainable marine environment to support productive fish communities for recreational fishing, says CEME senior lecturer Dr Scott Draper.
A new study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has found services to support the homeless face an increasingly constrained funding environment that is reliant on government sources of funding.
The biggest barriers to methamphetamine users seeking treatment are embarrassment or stigma, belief that help is not needed, preferring to withdraw without help and privacy concerns, according to a new study.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have helped British scientists confirm that an unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in Sussex, is the first example of fossilised brain tissue from a dinosaur.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have invented a device that can detect very small quantities of the parasite eggs that cause schistosomiasis in humans which are currently difficult to detect.